music http://waer.org en Bugs Invade The NE Jazz & Wine Festival http://waer.org/post/bugs-invade-ne-jazz-wine-festival <p></p><p>CNY Jazz Central Executive Director, Larry Luttinger, seems to have hit his stride with the NE Jazz &amp; Wine Festival by connecting people's passion for music and wine and presenting it in an urban setting. &nbsp;He will do so again July 25-26 in Clinton Square with the 2014 iteration of the popular event.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:40:40 +0000 Joe Lee 21396 at http://waer.org Bugs Invade The NE Jazz & Wine Festival A Weekend of Jazz, Wine, and Arts Comes to Clinton Square in Late July http://waer.org/post/weekend-jazz-wine-and-arts-comes-clinton-square-late-july <p>If you’ve been thinking about some Jazz Music with a sip of wine from the vine… chances are that you live in the right city.&nbsp; The <a href="http://cnyjazz.org/nejwf">Northeast Jazz and Wine Fest</a>&nbsp;will bring plenty of music to Downtown Syracuse almost a month from now.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organizer Larry </span>Luttinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says there are many acclaimed artists in this year’s line-up.</span></p><p><em>"That consists of pianist Michael Wolff who did many years as Arsenio Hall music director, Mike Clark best known for his fantastic work back with the &nbsp;legend Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters back in the eighties and we're bringing in Gil Parris, America's finest guitarist in all possible genres. He's a great blues player, a great smooth jazz player, a great R&amp;B player, a great straight-ahead jazz player. He'll be joining that trio for an hour of fun. "</em></p><p>Some other main stage performers include Sherma&nbsp;Andrews, Michael and Angela Lynn and Marcus Johnson. Luttinger says Johnson will also serve a role as mentor to scholastic musicians.&nbsp;</p><p><em>"Student groups play, Marcus Johnson listens to them and then he plays with them as a soloist in their final tune. Then he stays on stage, takes the microphone and gives them support of commentary and tips and pedagogical&nbsp;advice in front of an audience of parents and the general public. That way we hope to let the public in on the way jazz concepts are taught."&nbsp;</em></p><p>Rounding out the two day event are separate stages that feature Mardi Gras inspired music, world beat, local jazz ensembles along with wine tasting.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northeast Wine and Jazz Fest is scheduled for the weekend of July </span>25<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>26<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and will coincide with Syracuse </span>ArtsWeek<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin: 0px;"> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Chris Bolt & Sarah Brechbill 20167 at http://waer.org A Weekend of Jazz, Wine, and Arts Comes to Clinton Square in Late July Jazz Journeys - Episode 14 http://waer.org/post/jazz-journeys-episode-14-0 <p>Vocalist Little Jimmy Scott was an NEA Jazz Master yet he&nbsp;never quite got the recognition he deserved in the jazz world despite having one of the most unique voices in American musical history.&nbsp; Jimmy Scott passed away on June 12th at the age of 88 and on this edition of Jazz Journeys we look back at the life and legacy of an amazing singer.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:51:05 +0000 Eric Cohen 19960 at http://waer.org Jazz Journeys - Episode 14 Jazz Journeys - Episode 12 http://waer.org/post/jazz-journeys-episode-12 <p>It's slogan is "The Finest In Jazz Since 1939."&nbsp; The historic Blue Note record label celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014.&nbsp;Grant Green, Jimmy Smith, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon...the list goes on and on.&nbsp;A label with a rich history and so much tradition that has provided jazz lovers some of the most memorable recordings ever made.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:45:23 +0000 Eric Cohen 17035 at http://waer.org Jazz Journeys - Episode 12 B.B. King Headlines 32nd M&T Jazz Fest July 11, 12 at OCC Campus http://waer.org/post/bb-king-headlines-32nd-mt-jazz-fest-july-11-12-occ-campus <div>The M&amp;T Jazz Fest is going back to school this summer.</div><div> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:36:47 +0000 Mark Bialczak 16918 at http://waer.org B.B. King Headlines 32nd M&T Jazz Fest July 11, 12 at OCC Campus